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Gosport hospital deaths review found nurses’ warnings on opioids went unheeded

Review into hundreds of untimely deaths said night duty nurses were stifled when they spoke...

Expert panel to advise government on cannabis for medical use

Home secretary says government plans to reschedule banned drug if review identifies ‘...

FtP is about patient safety, not private behaviour, RCN tells regulator

Some outcomes suggest ‘moral policing’, with nurses being held to a different standard,...

Prime minister Theresa May and health secretary Jeremy Hunt at a hospital with a nurse

Government's NHS funding boost is 'no long-term solution' without social...

RCN and social care leaders call for extra investment to shore up home care services

Confed 18 looks to the future of the NHS workforce

Confed 18 fringe imagines working life in the NHS in 2026

Beatrice Akyeampong and Vanessa Apea

NHS Windrush 70 Awards winners represent the ‘best of the NHS’

‘We treasure you as much as the NHS itself’, PM Theresa May tells Windrush Awards winners

Evidence and Practice

Compassion in emergency departments. Part 1: nursing students’ perspectives

Compassion in emergency departments. Part 1: nursing students’ perspectives

Compassion is a topical issue in clinical nursing practice, nurse education and policy, but...

Should nurses be trained to use ultrasound for intravenous access to patients with difficult veins?

Should nurses be trained to use ultrasound for intravenous access to patients with...

Peripheral venous access is the most common invasive procedure performed on patients in the...

Electrocardiograms: a guide to rhythm recognition for emergency nurses

Electrocardiograms: a guide to rhythm recognition for emergency nurses

Electrocardiogram (ECG) is one of the most commonly performed investigations in emergency...

Hair toe tourniquets: a review of two case studies

Hair toe tourniquets: a review of two case studies

Digit hair tourniquets are relatively uncommon. There are reports in the literature of hair...

Suicide

Nurses’ attitudes to supporting people who are suicidal in emergency departments

The aim of this study is to determine emergency nurses’ knowledge about, and perceived...

Burns

Emergency management of burns: part 1

Caring for patients with burn injuries can be traumatic for staff. Non-specialist clinicians...

Features

Jo_McConnell

Stopping sensory overload in emergency departments for people on the autism spectrum

A deputy sister in Northern Ireland has set up a hospital quiet room to help patients cope

Sepsis

Sepsis: how one ED has achieved a 70% rise in patients receiving life-saving treatment...

Cambridge hospital trust uses digital technology to provide faster access to sepsis care in...

RCN chair: Adamant nurses must use their voice

RCN chair Maria Trewern is full of hope for the profession – and wants to give members more...

Hand hygiene needn’t mean sore skin

A new guide from the RCN shows how to combine hand hygiene with skin care

Emergency care model cuts death rates from chronic lung disease

Admitting patients with chronic lung disease directly into respiratory specialist care from...

Critical care outreach: Supporting ward nurses and saving lives

At London’s University College Hospital a highly successful nurse-led team brings expert...

Opinion

Cost of life

Life at any cost

Should the cost of emergency care be considered when a patient's life is at risk? And what...

A nurse talks to a young man who looks distressed

Bigger picture: training can help us to reduce deaths by suicide

Nurses in emergency care must be prepared to assess and support those who may be in need

Nurse wearing a body camera

There is no place for body cameras in nursing practice

Staff safety should be a priority but cameras would put an unacceptable barrier between...

Students

On the front line with a paramedic

A day spent shadowing a paramedic showed the complex range of skills this role requires, and...

Careers

Susan_Macaulay

‘Be prepared to work outside your comfort zone’

Senior charge nurse Susan Macaulay describes what it takes to work in an emergency...

Lorna

‘Do the right thing and be prepared to support an unpopular view’

Senior lecturer Lorna McInulty explains how becoming a trauma nurse co-coordinator changed...

Jim Bethel

‘Persist and be ambitious: nothing that comes easy is worth having’

University of Wolverhampton Institute of Health Professions senior lecturer Jim Bethel...

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